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What do you believe and have faith in?

by Eniva1:

There are many things that I have faith in. I have faith that I will continue to breathe, that my body will continue to work and keep me alive without me thinking about it. I have faith that when I go to sleep that I will wake up in the morning. And I have faith in GOD but not in a GOD taught of in church but a GOD that I can feel within me and all around me, the β€œall” that is everything. That everything works in harmony because that energy that makes up everything is seeking to evolve and learn.
And that pure feeling of love is that energy and I believe that there is only heaven and no hell. I believe in reincarnation because it is just a continuation of the cycle of energy to constantly change. I believe in healing and that we are all connected. And I believe that here on earth everyone has a reason for what they do, whether it be from their childhood or otherwise and we judge that as good or evil. I think that everyone just tries to do the best they can with what they have available to them. And eventually when we β€œdie” we judge ourselves and those who cant let go of their anger and hate are stuck and remain in this plain as ghosts. I also believe that there are guides all around us, from spirit animals to angels that help us and guide us everyday if we are willing to look for them. This is what I have faith in.
And I have gained that faith and belief through soul searching and going to church and from learning form very wise and spiritual individuals and I am not here to sway anyone to my beliefs. All I would like to know is what do you believe and why? And what has happened in your life for you to believe the way you do.

Answer by MissMojo26
Not by sight, but only by faith, do I move in this world. If I am supposed to have it, the Lord will see to it.


  1. I believe in the Father almighty, the creator of Heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified and died and was buried. On the third day, He rose again and now sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come in glory to judge the living and the dead and His people will have no end.
    In a nutshell, that’s it.

  2. I didn’t read this whole thing….(a bit long). But do you know that God doesn’t have to let you live for one second longer? The fact that you are still breathing right this second is only due to the grace of God.

  3. Your beliefs may seem all warm and fuzzy but are they proven historical fact? What are the sources of your beliefs? Your own opinion? How do you know that your own opinion is flawed?

  4. Don’t worry… be happy… youare free to continue your Shang ri la tip toe through the tulips…. injoy it while you can… it will end when you get a dose of reality…. when your mortal time is done…because after this mortal time you will face a fate you do not want to contimplate right now…

  5. I believe that God is eternal and His love is as well. I do have peace but if you take a look you’ll see that the world is a long way from harmonious. I also have faith that I may not wake up and one day I will in fact cease to be physically alive. I mean sure God is in charge and all things do work for the good of those that love the Lord but there is so much suffering that He would ease if people turned to Him and sought Him out as you say you have. Good Luck with that sounds like it is working well but do not be surprised when you are hit with the reality that life is hard and though God makes it more bearable it is still very hard and we all suffer in different ways. As to guides I do not need them as my God dwells in me.

  6. I was raised catholic, I.e. the catholic schools & such. As we all know, how that turns out. I was not molested, but psychologically mistreated. The only faith I have now is that there is a God & he exists in my heart. That’s where my church is. If God does exist(& I believe he does) that’s all that matters. And yes I believe in angels too.

  7. To answer your question here is my beliefe and inspiration:
    Christianity’s Origin
    Christianity as antiquity.– When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! This, for a jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God’s son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed – whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions – is perhaps the most ancient piece of this heritage. A god who begets children with a mortal woman; a sage who bids men work no more, have no more courts, but look for the signs of the impending end of the world; a justice that accepts the innocent as a vicarious sacrifice; someone who orders his disciples to drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins perpetrated against a god, atoned for by a god; fear of a beyond to which death is the portal; the form of the cross as a symbol in a time that no longer knows the function and ignominy of the cross — how ghoulishly all this touches us, as if from the tomb of a primeval past! Can one believe that such things are still believed?
    from Nietzsche’s Human, all too Human, s.405, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Christianity was from the beginning, essentially and fundamentally, life’s nausea and disgust with life, merely concealed behind, masked by, dressed up as, faith in “another” or “better” life.
    from Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, p.23, Walter Kaufmann transl.
    Change of Cast. — As soon as a religion comes to dominate it has as its opponents all those who would have been its first disciples.
    from Nietzsche’s Human, all too Human, s.118, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Blind pupils. — As long as a man knows very well the strength and weaknesses of his teaching, his art, his religion, its power is still slight. The pupil and apostle who, blinded by the authority of the master and by the piety he feels toward him, pays no attention to the weaknesses of a teaching, a religion, and soon usually has for that reason more power than the master. The influence of a man has never yet grown great without his blind pupils. To help a perception to achieve victory often means merely to unite it with stupidity so intimately that the weight of the latter also enforces the victory of the former.
    from Nietzsche’s Human, all too Human, s.122, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Speaking in a parable.–A Jesus Christ was possible only in a Jewish landscape–I mean one over which the gloomy and sublime thunder cloud of the wrathful Yahweh was brooding continually. Only here was the rare and sudden piercing of the gruesome and perpetual general day-night by a single ray of the sun experienced as if it were a miracle of “love” and the ray of unmerited “grace.” Only here could Jesus dream of his rainbow and his ladder to heaven on which God descended to man. Everywhere else good weather and sunshine were considered the rule and everyday occurrences.
    from Nietzsche’s The Gay Science, s.137, Walter Kaufmann transl
    The first Christian. All the world still believes in the authorship of the “Holy Spirit” or is at least still affected by this belief: when one opens the Bible one does so for “edification.”… That it also tells the story of one of the most ambitious and obtrusive of souls, of a head as superstitious as it was crafty, the story of the apostle Paul–who knows this , except a few scholars? Without this strange story, however, without the confusions and storms of such a head, such a soul, there would be no Christianity…
    That the ship of Christianity threw overboard a good deal of its Jewish ballast, that it went, and was able to go, among the pagans–that was due to this one man, a very tortured, very pitiful, very unpleasant man, unpleasant even to himself. He suffered from a fixed idea–or more precisely, from a fixed, ever-present, never-resting question: what about the Jewish law? and particularly the fulfillment of this law? In his youth he had himself wanted to satisfy it, with a ravenous hunger for this highest distinction which the Jews could conceive – this people who were propelled higher than any other people by the imagination of the ethically sublime, and who alone succeeded in creating a holy god together with the idea of sin as a transgression against this holiness. Paul became the fanatical defender of this god and his law and guardian of his honor; at the same time, in the struggle against the transgressors and doubters, lying in wait for them, he became increasingly harsh and evilly disposed towards them, and inclined towards the most extreme punishments. And now he found that–hot-headed, sensual, melancholy, malignant in his hatred as he was– he was himself unable to fulfill the law; indeed, and this seemed strangest to him, his extravagant lust to domineer provoked him continually to transgress the law, and he had to yield to this thorn.
    Is it really his “carnal nature” that makes him transgress again and again? And not rather, as he himself suspected later, behind it the law itself, which must constantly prove itself unfulfillable and which lures him to transgression with irresistable charm? But at that time he did not yet have this way out. He had much on his conscience – he hints at hostility, murder, magic, idolatry, lewdness, drunkenness, and pleasure in dissolute carousing – and… moments came when he said to himself:”It is all in vain; the torture of the unfulfilled law cannot be overcome.”… The law was the cross to which he felt himself nailed: how he hated it! how he searched for some means to annihilate it–not to fulfill it any more himself!
    And finally the saving thought struck him,… “It is unreasonable to persecute this Jesus! Here after all is the way out; here is the perfect revenge; here and nowhere else I have and hold the annihilator of the law!”… Until then the ignominious death had seemed to him the chief argument against the Messianic claim of which the new doctrine spoke: but what if it were necessary to get rid of the law?
    The tremendous consequences of this idea, of this solution of the riddle, spin before his eyes; at one stroke he becomes the happiest man; the destiny of the Jews–no, of all men–seems to him to be tied to this idea, to this second of its sudden illumination; he has the thought of thoughts, the key of keys, the light of lights; it is around him that all history must revolve henceforth. For he is from now on the teacher of the annihilation of the law…
    This is the first Christian, the inventor of Christianity. Until then there were only a few Jewish sectarians.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak, s.68, Walter Kaufmann transl.
    The persecutor of God. — Paul thought up the idea and Calvin rethought it, that for innumerable people damnation has been decreed from eternity, and that this beautiful world plan was instituted to reveal the glory of God: heaven and hell and humanity are thus supposed to exist – to satisfy the vanity of God! What cruel and insatiable vanity must have flared in the soul of the man who thought this up first, or second. Paul has remained Saul after all – the persecutor of God.
    from Nietzsche’s The Wanderer and his Shadow, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Christianity’s Nature
    The everyday Christian. — If the Christian dogmas of a revengeful God, universal sinfulness, election by divine grace and the danger of eternal damnation were true, it would be a sign of weak-mindedness and lack of character not to become a priest, apostle or hermit and, in fear and trembling, to work solely on one’s own salvation; it would be senseless to lose sight of ones eternal advantage for the sake of temporal comfort. If we may assume that these things are at any rate believed true, then the everyday Christian cuts a miserable figure; he is a man who really cannot count to three, and who precisely on account of his spiritual imbecility does not deserve to be punished so harshly as Christianity promises to punish him.
    from Nietzsche’s Human, all too Human, s.116, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    What a crude intellect is good for.– The Christian church is an encyclopaedia of prehistoric cults and conceptions of the most diverse origin, and that is why it is so capable of proselytizing: it always could, and it can still go wherever it pleases and it always found, and always finds something similar to itself to which it can adapt itself and gradually impose upon it a Christian meaning. It is not what is Christian in it, but the universal heathen character of its usages, which has favored the spread of this world-religion; its ideas, rooted in both the Jewish and the Hellenic worlds, have from the first known how to raise themselves above national and racial niceties and exclusiveness as though these were merely prejudices. One may admire this power of causing the most various elements to coalesce, but one must not forget the contemptible quality that adheres to this power: the astonishing crudeness and self-satisfiedness of the church’s intellect during the time it was in process of formation, which permitted it to accept any food and to digest opposites like pebbles.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak,s. 70, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    The despairing.– Christianity possesses the hunters instinct for all those who can by one means or another be brought to despair – of which only a portion of mankind is capable. It is constantly on their track, it lies in wait for them. Pascal attempted the experiment of seeing whether, with the aid of the most incisive knowledge, everyone could not be brought to despair: the experiment miscarried, to his twofold despair.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak,s. 64, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    The compassionate Christian.– The reverse side of Christian compassion for the suffering of one’s neighbor is a profound suspicion of all the joy of one’s neighbor, of his joy in all that he wants to do and can.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak,s. 80, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Doubt as sin.– Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature- is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak,s. 89, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Other fears, other securities.– Christianity had brought into life a quite novel and limitless perilousness, and therewith quite novel securities, pleasures, recreations and evaluations of all things. Our century denies this perilousness, and does so with a good conscience: and yet it continues to drag along with it the old habits of Christian security, Christian enjoyment, recreation, evaluation! It even drags them into its noblest arts and philosophies! How worn out and feeble, how insipid and awkward, how arbitrarily fanatical and, above all, how insecure all this must appear, now that the fearful antithesis to it, the omnipresent fear of the Christian for his eternal salvation, has been lost.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak,s. 57, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    What distinguishes us [scientists] from the pious and the believers is not the quality but the quantity of belief and piety; we are contented with less. But if the former should challenge us: then be contented and appear to be contented! – then we might easily reply: ‘We are, indeed, not among the least contented. You, however, if your belief makes you blessed then appear to be blessed! Your faces have always been more injurious to your belief than our objections have! If these glad tidings of your Bible were written on your faces, you would not need to insist so obstinately on the authority of that book… As things are, however, all your apologies for Christianity have their roots in your lack of Christianity; with your defence plea you inscribe your own bill of indictment.
    from Nietzsche’s Assorted Opinions and Maxims,s. 98, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Christianity’s Destiny
    Historical refutation as the definitive refutation.– In former times, one sought to prove that there is no God – today one indicates how the belief that there is a God arose and how this belief acquired its weight and importance: a counter-proof that there is no God thereby becomes superfluous.- When in former times one had refuted the ‘proofs of the existence of God’ put forward, there always remained the doubt whether better proofs might not be adduced than those just refuted: in those days atheists did not know how to make a clean sweep.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak,s. 95, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    But in the end one also has to understand that the needs that religion has satisfied and philosophy is now supposed to satisfy are not immutable; they can be weakened and exterminated. Consider, for example, that Christian distress of mind that comes from sighing over ones inner depravity and care for ones salvation – all concepts originating in nothing but errors of reason and deserving, not satisfaction, but obliteration.
    from Nietzsche’s Human, all too Human, s.27, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    Destiny of Christianity. — Christianity came into existence in order to lighten the heart; but now it has first to burden the heart so as afterwards to be able to lighten it. Consequently it shall perish.
    from Nietzsche’s Human, all too Human, s.119, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    At the deathbed of Christianity.– Really unreflective people are now inwardly without Christianity, and the more moderate and reflective people of the intellectual middle class now possess only an adapted, that is to say marvelously simplified Christianity. A god who in his love arranges everything in a manner that in the end will be best for us; a god who gives to us and takes from us our virtue and our happiness, so that as a whole all is meet and fit and there is no reason for us to take life sadly, let alone exclaim against it; in short, resignation and modest demands elevated to godhead – that is the best and most vital thing that still remains of Christianity. But one should notice that Christianity has thus crossed over into a gentle moralism: it is not so much ‘God, freedom and immortality’ that have remained, as benevolence and decency of disposition, and the belief that in the whole universe too benevolence and decency of disposition prevail: it is the euthanasia of Christianity.
    from Nietzsche’s Daybreak,s. 92, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
    After Buddha was dead, his shadow was still shown for centuries in a cave – a tremendous, gruesome shadow. God is dead; but given the way of men, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown. -And we- we still have to vanquish his shadow, too.
    from Nietzsche’s The Gay Science, s.108, Walter Kaufmann transl.

  8. I believe your fingers must have cramped typing your question!
    I believe in what I can objectively experience, which does not include any form of supreme deity. I believe in myself and my abilities, for they give me strength to overcome anything. I believe in balance and nature, and that it is not natural to reject what some consider “sin.” We are who we are, and to accept and understand ourselves is a good step towards objective, critical thinking.

  9. I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ too. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be who I am today. He helps me and shapes my very being. I go through some pretty tough times but I know hes always there and I can pray to him for guidance and understanding. Hes my saviour.

  10. I believe in my LORD & Savior and in the Atonement for my sins and the Resurrection. I believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God. And it is good to study to learn, edify & grow in faith in the Lord.
    I believe God has gifted me with the Holy Spirit when I was born of God. God will never leave me or forsake me. And the anointing of the Spirit of Truth who leads me into all truth is not a liar. That I just need to seek God & Gods Word for Spiritual Truth.
    I believe I should trust and obey my LORD God. To be happy in Jesus is to trust & obey. That means to forgive others like God forgave me, and threw my sins in the sea of forgetfulness. I believe that I am made the righteousness of Christ in that Salvation (eternal life) is a gift of God and not by works, being good enouph, or purchasing it.
    Nietches inspiration must be the antichrist spirit.


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